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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
A grandson of the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Samuel Eliot Morison has been charged with stealing nearly three boxes of documents that his grandfather used to write a 15-volume history of World War II commissioned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Authorities found some of the documents when they raided the Crofton home of Samuel L. Morison in May, according to federal charges unsealed Tuesday. Others had been put up for sale. They had been missing for more than a year. Morison, 69, appeared briefly in court following his arrest Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
It wasn't easy to get suspected Black Guerrilla Family leader Gerald Johnson on the phone, investigators learned as they tried to build a case against him last year. Rather than answer calls himself, he would often use a female associate to screen his conversations. The conversations would often play out like this one summarized in court documents: "Where Geezy at?" a suspected gang member asked, using Johnson's nickname. After a woman replied, he continued, "Put him on the phone.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
As his security detail struggled with an armed man this month, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts held a gun to the suspect's head and punched him in the face before gaining control of the man's weapon, court documents show. Batts and his three-member security detail arrested Alante Moultrie, 20, on May 16 in the 2300 block of E. Monument St., shortly after they left the scene of a police-involved shooting. Moultrie is being held without bond on drug and gun charges. According to charging documents, Batts' driver pulled over for an unspecified reason and members of the detail - dressed in suits - approached six men standing in front of a deli.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
Todd Wheeler Jr., the Glen Burnie man accused of making bombs in his home, has been charged with a federal gun crime. Wheeler was charged Monday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore with one count of possession of firearms by a prohibited person, according to federal court records. Wheeler was prohibited from having firearms because he was "an unlawful user of and addicted to controlled substances," according to information in the charges. The document lists his firearms as a Walther model SP22 pistol, a Geco signal flare launcher and signal pistol insert, a Spikes tactical signal launcher and other devices.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
Dressed in a maroon jail outfit and limping into court with the help of a cane, Nathan Barksdale did not look Wednesday like the notorious heroin dealer once sentenced to 15 years in prison for the torture of three people in a West Baltimore public housing development. As he sat at the defense table, Barksdale waved to two women who walked into the room. One blew a kiss before they sat down. It was light moment for the aging criminal before a federal judge would send him back to prison for the next few years.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
A Woodlawn man was charged Tuesday with fatally shooting his neighbor, saying he felt "disrespected" when the victim left a Sunday cookout early, according to charging documents. Police said Brandon Jerome Stanfield, 30, shot and killed Michael Jefferson Jr., 39, inside his home on Rocky Brook Court after Jefferson left a cookout before Stanfield's family arrived, one witness told police, according to documents filed in Baltimore County District Court. Officers found Jefferson dead from multiple gunshot wounds inside his home shortly after midnight Monday after receiving reports of shots fired.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
For 11 days last summer, Shawna Gunter worked as a physician assistant, treating 200 patients at a Centreville doctor's office and prescribing medication. But, authorities said Friday, the 36-year-old had no medical training. Federal prosecutors said she got her job with documents that contained errors — including a license with a different last name — and now faces charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein called the allegations "very troubling.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
Police have charged a 27-year-old Baltimore man with the shooting of three people - one of whom died - in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, and allege in court documents that he is a member of the Black Guerrilla Family.  Laser Womack, 27 of the 2700 block of Round Rd., is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Johniese Sheppard, 21, as well as two counts of attempted first-degree murder for shooting and wounding two others.  Detective Raymond...
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The Washington Post | March 22, 2014
A Georgetown University student has been charged with possessing the powerful toxin ricin after it was discovered in his dorm room this week, according to court documents. Daniel Harry Milzman, 19, of Bethesda is facing federal charges for possession of more than 120 milligrams of the poison a potentially lethal amount. Milzman on Monday informed his residential adviser at Georgetown's McCarthy Hall that he had created ricin and showed the adviser a plastic bag containing what he claimed was the substance, court documents say. The residential adviser notified school counselors, who alerted police.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
A Baltimore man went free Thursday after almost six years in prison, as city prosecutors dropped murder conspiracy charges against him because a federal investigation led to the conviction of another man. The man targeted by federal authorities pleaded guilty last year, but John Mooney waited six more months in prison. On Thursday, a prosecutor dropped the charges. Mooney, 26, was not in court for the final hearing, and the action happened so quickly that his family — sitting in the back row of the courtroom — did not immediately realize what had taken place.
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